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  • Critic's Choice Summer 2018

     

    MDC’s Museum of Art and Design (MOAD): The newly revamped museum in the Freedom Tower scores again, with a stunning video installation from famed South African artists William Kentridge, More Sweetly Play the Dance. This is so much more than a film; it’s a 130-foot long immersive experience, which includes a New Orleans-style funeral procession, streams of refugees, brass band music and Kentridge’s own animated drawings. Through Jan. 20. The Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami: There is some powerful new work from Miami’s Sebastian Spreng in a solo show entitled “Dresden,” which references the terrible damage that German city suffered during World War II, but also a rebirth. Spreng’s long-time love of classical music also emerges from the 61 works on display. Through Sept. 23. The Bass: Another well-known local artist gets a well-deserved solo show at The Bass, in Karen Rifas’s “Deceptive Constructions.” Here Rifas has moved away from her leaf and line sculptures to create brightly colored sculptures and paintings, which cover the walls and floors, but still playing with space and perception like she always has. Through Oct. 21. Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA): The group exhibit “Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly” showcases 37 artists who work in a variety of media and who, like the butterfly, have navigated their way through the Americas in their own fascinating journeys. Through Aug. 5. LnS Gallery: Through drawings, paintings, and photography, Tony Vazquez-Figueroa explores the role oil has played in shaping his native Venezuela’s history and social norms, in the appropriately titled “Black Surface.” Despite the sticky theme, the exhibit is elegant and beautiful. Through July 7.

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  • Onajide Shabaka Art Roundtable at NSU Ft. Lauderdale @ NSU Art Museum / Ft. Lauderdale | Fort Lauderdale | Florida | United States
    12:00 pm
    Miami based cultural practitioner Onajide Shabaka will discuss his experiences in the Suriname forests during his residency. His practice took on a greater meaning within the context of the African diaspora and the Amerindigenous peoples. Lunch may[...]
    Aug 25 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm
    Pepe Mar Free Workshop at Frost Art Museum
    10:30 am
    Artist Pepe Mar, featured in the exhibition Deconstruction: A reordering of life, politics, and art (July 10 – September 30). Mar will discuss his creative process as well as present a stunning new installation titled,[...]
    Aug 25 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Emilio Sánchez at Laundromat @ Laundromat Art Space | Miami | Florida | United States
    3:00 pm
     Enjoy a tour and art making activity related to the Emilio Sanchez reproductions installed at Laundromat. Inside|Out PAMM program teams with Laundromat Art Space for fun-filled afternoon of artist studio visits, art-making, music and +.
    Ser, Habitar e Imaginar at Concrete Space @ Concrete Space | Doral | Florida | United States
    5:00 pm
    Curated by Aluna Curatorial Collective. Featuring artists: Ana Calzavara, Marcelo Macedo, Antonio Bokel, Liene Bosque, Michelle Rosset, Daniel Taveira, Thainan Castro, Mateu Velasco, Mauricio Mallet, Karla Caprali, Mano Penalva, Ivonete Leite, and Maritza Caneca.
    The Secret Life of Cities by Carlos Estevez @ Centro Cultural Español Miami | Miami | Florida | United States
    7:00 pm
    (September 6 – October 18) The Secret Life of Cities by Carlos Estévez is an experiment with different kinds of handmade paper that Carlos found in local art supply stores. The city as a source of[...]
    Arts Launch 2018 / More than 25 Free Performances @ Adrienne Arsht Center | Miami | Florida | United States
    11:00 am
    A day of fun and discovery: family activities, mini-performances, a community arts village of more than 100 arts and cultural organizations, chef demonstrations, food*, live bands, DJs and more. PLUS—here’s your chance to purchase single[...]
    Gustavo Acosta at Pan-American Art Projects @ Pan American Art Projects | Miami | Florida | United States
    2:00 pm
    September 8 – November 3: Gustavo Acosta. Structural Narratives. Curated by Irina Leyva-Perez. Gustavo Acosta is part of a group of artists influenced by American Realism, especially by Edward Hopper (1882-1967). Similarly to this painter, he[...]
    2018 Incoming Graduate Student Exhibition @ University of Miami Gallery / Wynwood | Miami | Florida | United States
    6:00 pm
    The Department of Art and Art History at University of Miami is pleased to present the work of its 2018 Incoming Graduate Students. The MFA program at UM is a 60 credit, three-year program resulting[...]
    Sep 13 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
    Mira Lehr: Tracing the Red Thread @ MOCA / Museum of Contemporary Art | North Miami | Florida | United States
    6:30 pm
    September 6 – November 4: Tracing the Red Thread, by distinguished South Florida-based artist Mira Lehr. The multimedia, a museum-wide installation will reflect Lehr’s eco-feminist philosophy, the concept of mankind working with nature rather than dominating over it.[...]
    Sep 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Women Weavers at Ideobox Art Space @ Ideobox Art Space | Miami | Florida | United States
    6:00 pm
    Woman Weavers: the Warp of Memory. Curated by Aluna Curatorial Collective. Participant artists: Pioneers Olga de Amaral, Estela Bernal de Parra, María Angélica Medina and Cecilia Vicuña,  alongside with Frida Baranek, Sandra de Berduccy, Karla[...]
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